About our Freshmen Academy . . .
Our new Freshmen Academy is designed to be a small learning community just for 9th graders. We're created a corridor of classrooms with all specially selected 9th grade Academy teachers for classes in English Language Arts and Math and 3 special course offerings - one of which all Freshmen Academy students will take: AP Human Geography, AVID or Freshmen Success. These classes provide an important foundation - the study skills, rigor, nurture and support our newest Spartans need to achieve success in 9th grade and beyond. We can't wait to get started together.
Here's a link to the research and rationale behind 9th Grade Academies.
A few items that are nonnegotiable:
- ALL freshmen received an agenda. They must use it daily:
- Students must write in the agenda every day: Learning Target, Daily Vocabulary, Gradual Release, and Evidence of Mastery.
- Please utilize the agenda for passes. No agenda = no passes
FYI -We'll be adding additional content and photos in the days and weeks ahead.